Election Interference, šālṭān, And Calvinism

Election Interference, šālṭān, And Calvinism May 4, 2024

This week criminal Trump once again made headlines by stating he will not accept the 2024 election results if he doesn’t like how the election goes. He also still pushes the big lie about the 2020 election being stolen from the American people, just because he didn’t win. History remembers the chaos that followed criminal Trump’s attempt to stay in power.

  • Violence
  • Lies
  • Disruption of government proceedings

For the first time in American history, a president resisted the peaceful transfer of power to the next president. This act of treason was both anti-American and anti-Christian.

J6 Insurrection
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Criminal Trump and his power-hungry MAGA associates’ thirst for power disregarded our country’s laws. They even contradicted Jesus who taught His followers to not use force or abuse their power (Matthew 5: 9; 26:52; 20:25.)

There is nothing any man, Republican or Democrat can do to change what God has ordained to happen, the canon of the Bible is closed. Nothing can usurp God’s sovereignty!


Sovereignty is defined as, “Authority, self-rule, supreme power or controlling influence.” Only a sovereign God can speak everything into existence because He has total control as the creator of everything.

Billy Graham
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The late Billy Graham noted, “God is unchanging in His love. He loves you. He has a plan for your life. Don’t let the newspaper headlines frighten you. God is still sovereign; He’s still on the throne.”

God’s sovereignty means nothing can surprise Him or defeat Him. Whatever happens in this life or universe falls completely under God’s divine control. No election can be stolen if it is not allowed by God (Romans 13:1-7, Titus 3:1.)

No country can become great if it is not exalted by God alone who exalts the humble, not the powerful and proud (Job 22:29, Proverbs 29:23, Matthew 23:1-13, 1 Peter 5:6.) God is either sovereign over all or he isn’t sovereign at all (Romans 11:36.) Even the proud Pharisee turned apostle understood God’s sovereignty.


Thanks to the Torah, Judaism keeps God in the right place of authority. The Hebrew word for God’s sovereignty is šālṭān and it can also mean, “Dominion, realm or authority” depending on its context.

God’s people are called to recognize His divine authority over everything in the universe. Nothing is out of His control or power. Below are the attributes of God’s sovereignty according to Judaism.

  1. Perfection
  2. Infinite
  3. Eternal
  4. All-powerful
  5. All-knowing
  6. Unchangeable
  7. Absolutely free from control
Jesus walking on water.
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  The New Testament identifies Jesus as the God-man (John 1:14, Romans 8:3, Philippians 2:7, Colossians 2:9, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:24.) Here we see the perfect balance of authority and humanity. Jesus didn’t abuse His power.

He even had total control over nature (Matthew 8:23-27; 14:13-21.) Jesus chose to love and forgive over hate and revenge (John 8:3-9.) Jesus contradicted the religious leaders and the traditions of Judaism.

Unfortunately, because of Christians’ sinful natures, we tend to contradict the ways of Jesus and God—we abuse our positions. Our pride blinds us to our sins and faults. It was the great Christian reformer John Calvin who emphasized the depravity of the human race.




Calvinism emphasizes the sovereignty of God, even in the tiniest of details.  It declares God has total authority over everything. God alone is sovereign and has divine election.

John Calvin
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Yet, even John Calvin didn’t submit totally to God’s sovereignty. There is a dark cloud over his ministry because he abused his power and had a heretic who rejected the doctrine of God’s Trinity killed.

Like the Maga movement today, John Calvin usurped God’s authority as Judge and Lord. Calvin took Justice into his own hands, instead of trusting God. It is hypocritical to acknowledge God’s sovereignty, and then take matters into our own hands to accomplish what only God can do or to judge others based on the standards of man.

I know because there have been times I have been guilty of it myself. When we abuse our power we become like the world and Satan, not Jesus.

  • Corrupt
  • Prideful
  • Deceptive



God’s people cannot make peace with our flesh, because the flesh and the Spirit are at war with each other (Psalm 19:12-13, Romans 8:5, Galatians 5:17.) Even John Calvin was a fallen man.

Likewise, criminal Trump is fallen and corrupt like the rest of us. Even if we don’t like it, we all must submit to God’s šālṭān!

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